- October 16, 2013 ABC Radio Interview : RN Drive (Australia)
- Hiroaki Kitano, CSL President & Director, spoke to RN Drive, a radio program in Australia. You can listen to his interview "Can maths change the world?" here (approx. 8min).
- October 14, 2013 UIST Lasting Impact Award 2013
Dr. Jun Rekimoto, CSL Deputy Director of Research, was awarded the LASTING IMPACT AWARD 2013 at the 26th ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) held from October 8-11 in UK, on the basis of his first authored 1995 paper there (on Navicam, a system for Augmented Interaction) titled : "The World through the Computer: Computer Augmented Interaction with Real World Environments".
- September 26, 2013 "Tohaku Navi", a Guide Application for Tokyo National Museum
iOS version of the "Tohaku Navi" was released on the App Store today. "Tohaku Navi" is the official smartphone guide app for the Tokyo National Museum and is available in both Japanese and English. Sony CSL was involved in preparing contents for this application. We hope you will enjoy it!
- September 6, 2013 Center of OES Research in Okinawa
Sony CSL is investigating open energy systems (OES) that is capable of dynamically distributing electrical power using renewable energy sources in distributed environment. The Center of Open Energy Research was established at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in collaboration with OIST, Okisokou Co. Ltd., Sony Energy Devices Corporation, Sony Business Operations Inc., and Sony Corporation. Solar panels and battery servers will be installed in the 22 OIST faculty houses and connected each other via
direct current (DC) bus to form an intelligent and distributed power grid by 2014.
[From OIST News Center: New Energy System Opens Doors to Sustainable Future]
- September 2, 2013 CSL 25th Anniversary Booklet available for free download
"The Point of Knowing--Sony CSL: The First 25 Years" has been published to mark CSL's 25th anniversary. Based on interviews with Sony CSL researchers and staff, the booklet reviews the origins and history of Sony CSL, profiles the current researchers and their work, and considers aspects of the professional environment that have enabled Sony CSL not simply to survive but to thrive. You can download a free PDF version of the booklet from here. Hope you will enjoy it!